(Wal*den"sian) a. Of or pertaining to the Waldenses. n. One Holding the Waldensian
(Wald"grave) n. [See Wald, and Margrave.] In the old German empire, the head forest
(||Wald*hei"mi*a) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A genus of brachiopods of which many species are found
in the fossil state. A few still exist in the deep sea.
(Wale) n. [AS. walu a mark of stripes or blows, probably originally, a rod; akin to Icel. völr, Goth.
walus a rod, staff. &radic146. Cf. Goal, Weal a wale.]
1. A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal. Holland.
2. A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth.
Thou 'rt rougher far,Beau & Fl.
And of a coarser wale, fuller of pride.
3. (Carp.) A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position. Knight.
4. (Naut.) (a) pl. Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel; as, the main wales, or
the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck,
etc. (b) A wale knot, or wall knot.
Wale knot. (Naut.) See Wall knot, under 1st Wall.
(Wale), v. t.
1. To mark with wales, or stripes.
2. To choose; to select; specifically (Mining), to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it.
[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Wal*hal"la) n. [Cf. G. walhalla, See Valhalla.] See Valhalla.
(Wal"ing) n. (Naut.) Same as Wale, n., 4.
(Walk) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Walked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Walking.] [OE. walken, probably from AS.
wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan
to beat, to full, Icel. valka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg
to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. &radic130.]
1. To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged
creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the
other touches the ground.
At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.Dan. iv. 29.
When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.Matt. xiv. 29.
In the walk of quadrupeds, there are always two, and for a brief space there are three, feet on the ground
at once, but never four.
2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble.